Hazard Perception Test.

 

 

The hazard perception test is a video based test that ask you to click the mouse to confirm an action ie. Before each video it will instuct you click the mouse for one of the following, 

  1. Overtake

  2. Slow down or Stop

  3. Make a turn

  4. Move off

 

The test is made up of 28 seperate video’s scenarios and you need at least 53% to gain a pass.  The 28 video scenarios are taken from a bank of 90 videos below we have listed a few so you can get an idea of what to expect

 

The HPT pass only lasts for 12 months. This means that if you do not sit and pass your driving test within 12 months of passing your HPT you will be required to sit it again.

 

You must have current HPT pass to sit your Driving Test

 

Tip. Never book your Hazard test and your Drive test on the same day you will not be allowed to sit your driving test unless you have passed the Hazard test. You can do your Hazard test once you are 17 years and 11 months old.

 

Here are a few examples

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Some more scenarios - It's not all of them, but it gives you the idea of what to expect.
 

Scenario - click mouse to slow down

  • You are driving down a suburban street in the distacne there is a moving van parked in a driveway as it begins to reverse out towards the street -  click the mouse to slow down

Scenario - click mouse to slow down

  • You are following a tram. The tram stops you must also stop if you don’t the video will keep going and you will hit all the passenger departing the tram. Keep an eye on the brake lights on the tram when they come on click the mouse.

 

Scenario - click mouse to slow down

  • You are driving on a dirt road with another car in the distance the other car goes into a dip and a lot of dust kicks up and you cannot see what is going on. This is the hazard and you need to start slowing down.

 

Scenario - click mouse to slow down

  • You are driving down a suburban street there are children playing on the footpath to your right as your approach they run out on to the road. As soon as the children hit the road click the mouse.

 

Scenario - click mouse to slow down

  • You are driving a surbrban street there is a jogger eith on the left footpath or just on the side of the road the jogger makes a turn to cross the road infront of you. Click the mouse

 

Scenario - click mouse to slow down

  • You are driving towards a round about there is no traffic and you can see into the other approaching roads. In this case you dont have to do anything there is no hazard. 

 

Scenario - click mouse to slow down

  • You are driving a long bend to the left there is a car on the side (parked or broken down) this is a hazard and you need to click the mouse as soon as you see it.

 

Scenario - Clip Mouse when safe to overtake

  • You are follow a tractor up a long hill You can not see over the hill therefore you can not overtake. In some of the video’s there is a car coming from the opposite side of the hill. in this scenario you can not overtake.

 

Scenario - click mouse when safe to turn

  • You are waiting to turning right a truck from the on coming traffic is also turning right blocking your view. The truck takes off but you still cannot see (tip: there is a motor bike behind the truck) you must wait until you can see the intire road. Note : This scenario also exsists with a bus not a truck.

 

Scenario - Click Mouse when safe to overtake

  • You are driving behind a bicycle and are looking to over take when over taking you need to check space on coming traffic and line markings. There are several of these type of videos however I haven’t seen one yet where you can overtake a bike. 

 

Scenario - click mouse to slow down

  • You are driving down a road with what looks like sand across the road (that is the hazard) you need to slow down for hit the mouse when the car has passed where the tree shadow is on the road.

 

Note that there are several scenarios where you can not make the turn or there is no hazard to slow for, or you simply can not over take do not worry about them, by doing nothing you just got it right.

 

Vicroads Links.

 

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Practice Hazard Perception Test

 

 

Scenario - Click mouse when safe to overtake

  • Before overtaking -  check for suitable oncoming traffic gap, road line markings, always urge on the side of caution with cyclist

Scenario - Click mouse to slow down

  • You are driving down a suburban street in the distance there is a vehicle parked in a driveway as it reverses out towards the street -  click the mouse to slow down